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Irregular shaped lump on forearm

I have a lump on my left forearm that measure 2.5 cm across and is an irregular shape.  I noticed it about a month ago and it has gotten larger.  There is absolutely no pain in the area but it is noticeable.  My MD thought it was a cyst, but the ultrasound did not show a cyst.  Someone said that it could be a Sarcoma.  What should my next step be?

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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
This irregular shaped bump can be a cyst, swollen lymph node or a benign skin growth. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. I would suggest you to get a biopsy skin and a fine needle aspiration cytology done to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is diagnosis specific.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


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i had an x ray on my arm after dropping a heavy weight on it the doctor at the time said it was fine and no breaks but now i have  aletter  through the post saying that a specialist has taken a loook and would like me to come in for a review and im very worried should i be
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